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El Cardenal Restaurant

Paseo de Recaredo 24 | Hacienda del Cardenal, 45004 Toledo, Spain
(+34) 925 22 49 00
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Ranked #77 of 258 Restaurants in Toledo
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Hostal del Cardenal is located in an 18th century Toledo palace that has been converted into a three star hostel. The hostel���s restaurant, in an attractive setting surrounded by gardens, offers traditional Spanish cooking, featuring roast suckling pig and lamb cooked in traditional Castilian style in a wood fired oven, and Toledo-style partridge casserole. Desserts include the marzipans and ���marquesitas��� (small pastries) that are typical of the Toledo region. There is a special area set aside for children���s games and in the summer the terrace is a great spot to enjoy a meal with friends.
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Oakland, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We didn't eat, but came here for wine and snacks. The had an outstanding Riocha for a little over 2 Euro. It really was outstanding. One of my rave recommends.....

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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've had far better cochinillo and cordero lechal elsewhere. The setting of the restaurant is lovely with the courtyard and pleasant bar.

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Miami, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The only reason why I don't give this places five star is because Toledo is very hot in July, and it was hot inside the restaurant while we were there. I got the feeling they were playing with the thermostat to save on electricity. The food and service was good, but we'll return in December next time.

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Springfield, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

El Cardenal Restaurante is a fancier place, just outside the old city walls in Toledo, Spain. (Take the city's escalators down from the Jewish Quarter, walk a little to your right and you will see the restaurant and hotel on your right.) We sat outside on a perfect summer evening, enjoying wine and one of the specialties of the house,... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I had mixed feelings on this restaurant. We both agreed that the setting looking out over the courtyard was beautiful. Both agreed the service was a bit standoffish. I really enjoyed my meal of sucking pig, very tender and juicy and one of the better ones I've had in Spain. Her fish was good but not great... More

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Alicante, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you want a lunch or dinner away from the noise and if a very pleasant setting and still in walking distance from the center than this is the place to be. We went for dinner and enjoyed the setting outside in the garden under the trees. You access the place through a doorway in the wall around the old... More

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142 reviews 142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We went to this restaurant because it was recommended for Cochinillo (Roast Suckling Pig) and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is part of a hotel located just outside the walls of Toledo near the Alfonso Gate. We ate upstairs but there are also tables in an outside courtyard on the ground floor. At first the service was very slow.... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you are looking for a place with nice decoration and atmosphere you are in the right place.the food is not what i call"value for money " although the little pig was tasty. 75 euro for 2 main dishes a salad a coke and one desert.too much i think! the atmosphere was fantastic and its worth paying for it.

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266 reviews 266 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Chewy tough steak, mediocre house wine Service, as the rest of restaurants in Spain, is below the American standards Soups are OK Salmon was very good, fresh and prepared very well... I recommend it The steak, which is prepared medium-rare need some salt, very tough, chewy, and bleeding in the middle .... I think this is the norm for steaks... More

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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had dinner on the outdoor terrace on a perfect summer evening. The garden itself is wonderful and unlike many restaurants or terraces, there is lots of space between the tables---enough that you can feel you are having an intimate evening even if the restaurant is full of wedding parties and large family groups with boisterous children. From reading some... More

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Address: Paseo de Recaredo 24 | Hacienda del Cardenal, 45004 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: (+34) 925 22 49 00
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Toledo  >  Toledo
Cuisine: Spanish

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